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Ms. Fields from Detroit MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Projecting Future Storytellers

My students need a projector, portable screen, portable speaker, and laptop to tell their stories and communicate with parents.

  • $1,159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very creative, energetic, and excitable four and five year olds. They are used to everything being available at the touch of a button. They live in the inner city and do not have the advantages that the suburban children enjoy. They come from a predominantly, low economic background. Over ninety-five percent of the students receive free or reduced price lunch. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to give my students an opportunity to learn with technology. As a Title I school, we try to provide as many rich materials and experiences for our children who otherwise may not be granted these opportunities outside of the classroom. With my commitment to expanding my young students' academics, I want to provide them with resources and materials to support their growth. By using modern technology, not only will they be motivated they will also be better prepared for the 21st century. I want to level the playing field with our suburban counterparts. These children deserve better! I want to "Project their future" by giving them the opportunity to tell their stories with technology.

My Project

With a projector, portable screen, bluetooth speaker, and laptop, I could show digitial stories, presentations, videos, photographs, slideshows - tools that would enrich lessons and benefit my students as well as parents. We use technology and the internet in our classroom to research topics, view images of animals and places we may never get to see. These items will engage my students, give them access to other learning modalities, and meet their individual learning needs more effectively. This will increase the level of student engagement and achievement. In the process of storytelling, they will become more creative, gain speaking skills, and improve their verbal organizing skills and their ability to empathize.

Digital Storytelling is a great way to integrate technology and engage students in deeper thinking about the curriculum as well as help them become powerful communicators.

Children are often bursting to tell their stories, and I want to help them to become good storytellers.

We will be able to project an end of the year Photo Story with music to show parents their children’s growth throughout the school year. A Photo Story is a great way to showcase something we have been working on in class with your students or to communicate with parents. Students will be able to tell stories and even create as well as project instructional videos in the classroom such as how to wash your hands or the rules of our classroom. Digital storytelling provides a great way for engaging students in the curriculum while building creativity, communication, and critical thinking. These lessons are a great way to get started.

Ms. Fields
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 15.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Quad Core Pentium N3710 1.6GHz, 4GB DDR3L-1600 Memory, 500 GB HDD, DVD Burner, HDMI, HD Webcam, Win 10) • Amazon Business $309.67 1 $309.67
Epson VS250 SVGA 3,200 lumens color brightness (color light output) 3,200 lumens white brightness (white light output) HDMI 3LCD projector • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Sony XB20 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Black (2017 model) • Amazon Business $68.00 2 $136.00
VIVO 100" Portable Indoor Outdoor Projector Screen, 100 Inch Diagonal Projection HD 4:3 Projection Pull Up Foldable Stand Tripod (PS-T-100) • Amazon Business $79.49 1 $79.49
Hard EVA Travel Case for Epson VS240 / VS250 SVGA 3LCD Projector 3000 Lumens by Hermitshell • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
DONWELL iPad 9.7 inch case 2017 Released Hybrid Shockproof Heavy Duty Defender Protective Armor Case Cover with Kickstand for Apple iPad 5 5th Generation Model A1823 A1822 (Black & Red) • Amazon Business $14.49 2 $28.98
Laptop Backpack, WENFENG Business Computer Backpack with USB Charging Cable and Lock, Water Resistant Polyester Anti-theft School Bag Fits Under 17 Inch Laptop • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
LTGEM for Sony XB20 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth (2017 model) EVA Hard Case Travel Protective Carrying Storage Bag • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AUX Cable iVanky [2-Pack, 4ft - Copper Shell, Hi-Fi Sound Quality] 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Cable, Aux Cord for Car / Home Stereo, Headphones, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Echo Dot, Sony, Beats & More - Black • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Link Depot HDMI to HDMI Cable 25 feet • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93

Materials cost

$940.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$984.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$173.79

Total project goal

$1,158.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,158.62

2 Donors

-$1,108.62

Donations toward project cost

-$942.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$166.29

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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